Conor Benn wants to send Amir Khan to “retire” and says he needs only one punch to set up the playoffs | Boxing News
Conor Benn wants to send Amir Khan to “retire” in a British battle and believes he needs only one blow to establish a knockout victory.
The 24-year-old missed the challenge for Khani after a whirlwind of victory in the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night for one minute and 22 seconds after Samuel Vargas stopped.
Benn has expressed his respect for Khan, the former world champion, but believes the welterweight candidate is capable of crushing the failure to stop the 34-year-old.
“No questions asked,” Benn said Sky Sports. “It simply came to our notice then.
“I just have to make the landing. I have to land in those 12 rounds and as soon as I smell the blood, it’s not going anywhere.”
Benn Kell has distanced himself from the Brook fight, revealing how the former IBF champion offered him advice on Vargas.
But he would like a home clash with Khan, a chance to retire the two-story king.
“I prefer Amir, 100 percent,” Benn said.
“She is OK [Brook] he talked to me tonight and what he thought was going to happen, so it’s different with Kell.
“Khan, someone I look at again, someone who has achieved what I want to achieve in the sport, but I would love to win and gain his experience.
“I’d like to send him to retire. The prettiest he can be, anyway.”
Khan suggested that Benn should win an important title before even considering the fight.
Conor well done. Great child, you wish him well.
At his age I was a world champion.
Maybe if he had some belts that fight would make sense, but he still has a long way to go 👊🏽 😝
– Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) April 11, 2021
He tweeted: “Conor well done. Great kid, wish him the best.
“At his age I was a world champion.
“Maybe it would make sense if he had some belts, but he still has a long way to go.”
Coach Tony Sims wants Benn to sharpen his explosive skills with a busy schedule before facing Khani at the end of the year.
“I ‘m already talking to Eddie [Hearn] about his next fight, ”Sims said Sky Sports. “We will sit down and talk.
“Not yet, but obviously Khan’s fight is a big fight on TV and maybe in line. Maybe by the end of the year, too, if Eddie can do that.
“But I want a couple more fights with him before that big fight like that.”